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Learning for life with Jesus

Year 2

Year 2

Miss Bolton

Hello to all the new faces in year 2!

 

It is always so exciting, albeit a little bit scary, starting a new year with a new classroom and new teachers, however year 2 is an exciting place to be. Not only do we learn lots of new things but we do so in such fun and exciting ways!

 

Our class page is a place to have a sneak peak at what we will be learning about this term; it will provide you with some useful information about the topics we are exploring and the websites you can browse should you want to take your learning home.

 

As always, many thanks to all those who continue to support the school in all that we do. 

 

If you have any additional questions, please catch me at the end of the day or arrange an appointment through the office.

 

You can also contact me through the class email: year2@st-thomas-kidsgrove.staffs.sch.uk 

 

Miss Bolton :) 

Curriculum overview

Weekly timetable

 

8.45

9.00

Arrival/Registration

HB

Arrival/Registration

HB

Arrival/Registration

HB

Arrival/Registration

HB

Arrival/Registration

HB

9.00

9.20

Worship

HB

Worship

HB

Worship

HB

Worship

HB

Worship

HB

9.20

10.35

Maths

HB

Maths

HB

Maths 

HB

Maths 

HB

PE (9.30 – 10.30)

 

HB

10.35

10.50

Break

HB

Break

HB

Break

HB

Break

HB

Break

HB

10.50

12.10

Phonics

 

English

HB

Phonics

 

English

HB

Phonics

 

English

HB

Phonics

 

English

HB

Phonics

 

English

HB

12.10

12.50

Lunch – Dining Room

 

Lunch – Dining Room

 

Lunch – Dining Room

 

Lunch – Dining Room

 

Lunch – Dining Room

 

12.50

2.05

Reading

 

Curriculum

HB

Reading

 

RE

HB

Reading

 

Music

 

HB

Reading 

 

PE

HB

Maths 

HB

2.05

2.15

Break

HB

Break

HB

Break

HB

Break

HB

Break

HB

2.15

3.05

Curriculum 

 

 

 

HB

Curriculum

 

HB

Computing

 

 

HB

 

 

 

 

Extra Phonics

HB

Reading 

PSHE

 

HB

3.05

3.15

Story

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Story

HB

Story

HB

Story

HB

Story

HB

3.15

3.20

Dismissal

HB

Dismissal

HB

Dismissal

HB

Dismissal

HB

Dismissal

HB

What are we learning for the Autumn term?

 

Curriculum SubjectEnglish 'BIG' Question

History: How have people like Rosa Parks made the world a better place?

We will be exploring the word discrimination and how the actions of Rosa Park  a long time ago has changed the world we live in today. 

What is so special about this person? (Rosa Parks)

Writing a biography.

Art: What is Aboriginal art?

We will be exploring the different Aboriginal art techniques used.

What's the pattern like in the poem?

Acrostic poetry about Aboriginal Art.

Science: How can I stay healthy? How do we change as we grow? 

How do you know what the character is like? 

Stories with familiar settings

George's Marvelous Medicine 

DT: What delightful decoration can I make?

We will be looking at the materials we use and how they are good for a job. Designing, making and evaluating.

What do the instructions want you to do? 

Instructions

 

Reading

 

Spelling Rules to learn:

 

  • -le spelling is the most common spelling at the end of words (table, apple, bottle), a few nouns end in -al but not many adjectives do, not many words end in -il either and -el is much less common than le. 
  • The sound 'or' is usually spelt as an 'a' before l and ll (ball, talk, always)
  • The 'k' and 'g' at the beginning of these words was sounded out years ago. (Knock, gnome)
  • The /r/ sound spelt wr (write, wrap, wrong)
  • A is the most common spelling for the o sounds after 'w' and 'qu' (want, squash)
  • Words spelt 'or' after w (work, world, worm)
  • Words spelt 'ar' after w ( war, towards)
  • ie sound spelt y at the end of words (cry, dry, try)

 

Tricky words to spell

door, floor, poor, fast, last, past, white, could, would, should, find, kind, mind, behind, class, pass, grass, Christmas, old, gold, told, hold, blue, orange, yellow, purple, September, October, November, December 

 

Maths 

 

This term we will cover;

  • Number: Place Value
  • Number: Addition and Subtraction
  • Measurement: Money
  • Number: Multiplication and Division

 

We will start by focusing on Place value which will include the small steps;

  • Counting forwards and backwards within 20 and 50
  • Tens and ones within 20 and 50
  • Comparing numbers within 50
  • Read and write numbers in numerals and words
  • Represent numbers to 100
  • Using a place value chart
  • Comparing objects and numbers 
  • Order objects and numbers 

 

ICT

This term we will be exploring Bee Bots and coding. 

 

R.E.

We will be looking at the big question 'Who made the world?' and exploring the story of Creation and God's amazing world. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Information​​​​​​​

PE

PE will take place on Thursdays and Fridays– make sure you come to school in your kit! Please remove any earrings.

 

Homework 

 

Reading, Spelling shed and Times Table Rockstars should be completed 4-5 times a week. Please record when this takes place on the WEDUC form. A new form will be available from 9:00 Monday and will close at 8:30 the following Monday morning.

 

Reading books are due in on a Monday and new books will be issued on the same day. 

 

 

Here are some useful links:

 

  • Literactive  Literacy games, activities and ebooks for P1-P3 children
  • PhonicsPlay is fantastic for practising your phonic sounds, tricky words and also some spelling rules!

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